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Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.

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Washington, DC

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VOA

Description:

Learning English programs use a limited vocabulary and short sentences. They are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Our broadcasts were formerly known as Special English.

Language:

English

Contact:

2022034984


Episodes

Learning English Podcast - February 22, 2024

2/21/2024
On today’s podcast, South Korean doctors’ strike means patients are turned away; Neuralink reports progress with brain implant; a Stanford University study says retirees enjoy virtual reality followed by a discussion about what they did not like; then, judging others on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 21, 2024

2/20/2024
On today’s podcast, an ocean creature has offspring without a mate; tech company OpenAI introduces a tool that creates video; a program teaches prisoners cooking skills so they can get a job followed by a discussion of ‘soft skills’ and ‘hard skills’; then, what is “migration” on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 20, 2024

2/19/2024
On today’s podcast, a study says polar bears are not gaining weight because of warm weather; some patients and doctors aim for the ‘lowest effective dose’ for cancer drugs followed by a discussion about the meaning of ‘bang for your buck’; then ‘would rather’, ‘had better’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 19, 2024

2/18/2024
On today’s podcast, all about Presidents’ Day in the U.S.; a study says a collapse of a big ocean current could cause problems in the future followed by a discussion about the report; then seven new expressions on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 18, 2024

2/17/2024
On today’s podcast, Alaskapox, a rare disease, gets more attention; environmentalists successfully move black rhinos to a new home; what should international students know about the SAT/ACT standardized tests? The, words made up by presidents followed by a discussion about ‘the bully pulpit.’

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - February 17, 2024

2/16/2024
On today’s podcast, the U.N. reports that 20 percent of migrating animals are at risk of disappearing; South Korean grandmas gain fame rapping about farm life; a listener question about the meaning of ‘sure as heck’; then, ‘The Lady in Black’ by Eleanor H. Porter on American Stories.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - February 16, 2024

2/15/2024
On today’s podcast, what are laboratory-grown diamonds? Report: wealth inequality by race grew during the COVID pandemic; a private company launched its own moon lander; humans seek chatbot companions; explaining ‘popular’ followed by a discussion on why we chose the word for Everyday Grammar.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 15, 2024

2/14/2024
On today’s podcast, workers near retirement need to pass on their skills; companies are offering fewer kinds of products to save and sell more; the campaign of President Joe Biden defends using TikTok followed by a discussion on the China-linked app; then ‘tell’ and ‘say’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 14, 2024

2/13/2024
On today’s podcast, gun manufacturer Remington Arms in New York state to close; scientists say Saturn’s icy moon Mimas has an underground ocean; U.S. schools change health guidelines aiming to improve attendance followed by a discussion of health terms; then ‘fragrant’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 13, 2024

2/12/2024
On today’s podcast, Egypt considers suspending peace treaty with Israel over offensive in Rafah; research shows autoimmune disease affects women more than men followed by a discussion about the prefix ‘auto’; then ‘speak’ versus ‘talk’ on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 12, 2024

2/11/2024
On today’s podcast, Mexico passes China as top exporter to U.S.; experts want a new level for really strong ocean storms; NASA launches a new satellite to observe the world’s oceans and atmosphere followed by a discussion about what scientists hope to learn; reported speech on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 11, 2024

2/10/2024
On today’s podcast, a culture group rebuilds a huge statue of Emperor Constantine in Rome; young Gazan likened to Isaac Newton for lighting rig; Dartmouth College to again accept SAT, ACT scores; all about ‘tie the knot’ followed by a discussion about life’s knots.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - February 10, 2024

2/9/2024
On today’s podcast, many people around the world will celebrate the ‘Year of the Dragon’; record gambling expected for the Super Bowl; a listener’s question about the difference between ‘surge’ and ‘soar’; pt. three of ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ by Edgar Allan Poe on American Stories.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 09, 2024

2/8/2024
On today’s podcast, scientists say data from sponges tell them temperatures were cooler than thought between 1850 and 1900; the debate about the private use of the moon; ways to say ‘goodbye’ on “Everyday Grammar” followed by a discussion on funny farewells.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - February 08, 2024

2/7/2024
On today’s podcast, young are more willing to take a pay cut for ‘quality of life’ than older workers; cozy cardio is exercise without the pain; Apple Vision Pro aims for ‘spacial computing’ followed by a discussion on augmented, virtual reality; and polite requests on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 07, 2024

2/6/2024
On today’s podcast, Boeing faces more manufacturing problems and delays; King Charles III says he has cancer; will AI ruin music or creativity? U.S. schools are using cameras and technology to catch kids using e-cigarettes followed by a discussion of ‘zero tolerance'; “genus” on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - February 06, 2024

2/5/2024
On today’s podcast, women got music industry recognition at this year's Grammy Awards; a Russian cosmonaut sets a record for time in space; Dengue fever is spreading in South America followed by a discussion about the viral disease; then part two of reflexive pronouns on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - February 05, 2024

2/4/2024
On today’s podcast, a study finds that bright lights cause problems for insects; some people find false data in scientific papers for fun; the U.S. space agency’s Mars helicopter ends service followed by a discussion about NASA’s Ingenuity ; then reflexive pronouns on Lesson of the Day.

Duration:00:29:59

Learning English Podcast - February 04, 2024

2/3/2024
On today’s podcast, Elon Musk’s $55.5 billion pay deal gets cancelled by a judge in Delaware; the James Webb Telescope captures colorful pictures of galaxies; the Student Academy Awards are a big deal; and how to express ‘seeing double’ followed by a discussion about the word ‘Doppelganger.’

Duration:00:30:00

Learning English Podcast - February 03, 2024

2/2/2024
On today’s podcast, remembering performing artist Chita Rivera; the Grammy Awards honor musical performers; we answer a listener’s question about dropped sounds and sound assimilation; then, part two of Edgar Allan Poe’s 'The Fall of the House of Usher' on American Stories.

Duration:00:29:59